Editors’ Picks: Skincare-Infused Foundations For Glowing Skin

Editors’ Picks: Skincare-Infused Foundations For Glowing Skin


Skincare meets makeup in the crème de la crème of foundation and tints picked by the editors.

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“Aside from offering an instant healthy glow, the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (PHP 2,950) has skin-centric ingredients like raspberry, apple, and watermelon extracts to help improve the complexion over time. It’s lightweight, but still able to deliver medium to full coverage depending on how you build it. And best of all, it’s resistant to oxidation, making it easy to effortlessly blend across the skin, and leave nothing but a glass-like finish even if I missed a step or two in my actual skincare routine.” – PEEWEE REYES-ISIDRO, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF


CERAVE Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Sheer Tint (PHP 1,350) was probably made by the heavens for someone like me who likes to wear as little product on her face as possible since I have uber-sensitive skin. Get this: the holy grail of moisturizers and sun protection with sheer coverage foundation. It’s packed with hydrating ceramides and hyaluronic acid, making it cover so many bases at once. That plus fresh, dewy skin that’s shielded from early signs of aging—can’t ask for more.” – BAM ABELLON, MANAGING EDITOR


My skin is prone to dark marks, so I used to gravitate towards base products with high coverage, but LAURA MERCIER’s Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector (PHP 2750) was a game-changer. It’s formulated with skin-loving ingredients such as macadamia oil, kukui seed oils, and tamarind seed extract, all of which hydrate the skin. It also has spectrum SPF 30 and antioxidant vitamins C and E that protect my skin from the damaging effects of the environment. Overall, I love how it doesn’t look heavy when applied, and instead, it makes my skin look naturally healthy.” NICOLE ALMERO, SENIOR GRAPHIC ARTIST


One thing I’ve learned the hard way is that my skin hates foundation. Just a few hours of wearing one would lead to a major breakout, but that changed when I discovered the KOH GEN DO Maifanshi Aqua Foundation (PHP 2750). One of the original serum foundations that give a flawless filter-like finish, it is infused with T3 Oil—a combination of jojoba oil, olive squalane, and shea butter—that feels weightless on the skin, and leaves a beautiful luminosity. Whenever I use it, I don’t even have to edit my selfies because my skin doesn’t need it.” – MIA CASTRO, BEAUTY AND FEATURES WRITER


With a vision to make beauty easy for all Filipinos of different skin tones, ISSY & CO. has been gaining a following for their high-quality yet affordable makeup. One of their products that are definitely worth the hype is their Active Skin Tint (PHP 499), a lightweight and oil-free tinted moisturizer that has niacinamide, squalene, glycerin, and SPF 35 UVA/ UVB. It’s perfect for the daily my-skin-but-better glow, and it even has nine inclusive shades to choose from!” – MARIAN SAN PEDRO, FASHION WRITER

This Tree & Tested feature on skincare-infused makeup is also seen on MEGA’s September 2022 issue now available on ReadlyMagzter, Press Reader and Zinio.

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